The ULTIMATE money-saving bundle! Engaging and hands-on letter matching, beginning sounds, CVC words, CVCe words, long vowels, beginning blends, beginning and ending digraphs, and r-controlled vowels, counting, addition, subtraction, place value, number order, and 2D & 3D shapes practice! Your students will love matching up the pictures and letters/words/numbers/shapes/equations (locks and keys) and using the recording sheet to write down all of the sounds, words, numbers, shapes, or equations they unlock! These are great for whole-class teaching, small group instruction, literacy centers, math centers, independent practice, morning work, or intervention.
837 pictures (locks) and 837 corresponding letters, sounds, numbers, shapes, or words (keys) in color OR black and white that can be matched together to practice important and crucial beginning reading and math skills, letter recognition, beginning sounds, decoding CVC words, decoding CVCe words, long vowels, beginning blends, beginning and ending digraphs, r-controlled vowels, counting numbers to 20, place value to 30, addition, subtraction, 2D & 3D shapes, and number order . These locks can be used for many different purposes and in a variety of ways.
Why use Math and Literacy Locks?
Research supports how important it is for students to be able to have multiple opportunities to practice new skills that they are learning. Intentional, frequent, and focused opportunities to practice over an extended time (deliberate practice) facilitates automaticity with a skill. Since research also shows that learners are more motivated to do an activity that is fun and novel, Math and Literacy Locks is an activity that meets that criteria. Math and Literacy Locks combine the motivation of a hands-on, engaging activity and deliberate practice with the goal of helping students gain automaticity in letter names, letter sounds, decoding words, number sense, addition and subtraction to 10, and shape recognition and to do it in a way that is both fun and motivational.
How to Use:
Students choose a lock, identify the letter, beginning sound, CVC word, CVCe or long vowel word, blend, diagraph, r-controlled vowel, shape, equation, or quantity of objects of the picture, and find the matching letter, sound, word, number, or shape on a key. They can then write the letter, sound, word, number, or equation on a lock on the recording sheet (optional).
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Linda Ekstrom and Michelle Woods